Volume of public tenders grows again in July

Tussell’s latest analysis, mined from the market’s go-to database of government contracts with history back to 2012, reveals a considerable number of new opportunities to win public sector business in July.

£200B of tender opportunities in 2018 so far

In July, 2,300 new tenders were published worth £44B - bringing the total value of tender opportunities in 2018 so far to a staggering £216B. There is no sign of a post-Brexit referendum slowdown in procurement activity.


More Construction tenders than Health & Business Services combined

Construction continued to dominate public procurement in July - with more new opportunities in the sector than Healthcare and Business/Financial Services combined.

Sector Volume

Services drive 62% of tenders in July

The vast majority of new opportunities are in the Services category: 62% of tenders in July were for Services, as opposed to Products/Supplies or Works.

Volume By Contract Type

Top 5 Opportunities in July 2018

Contracting Authority Contract Title Bid Deadline Tender Value
Cabinet Office/CCS Payment Solutions 20/08/2018 £10.0B
NHS Shared Business Services Clinical Managed Services 24/08/2018


Cabinet Office/CCS Technology Products 3 PIN £5.0B
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Renal Dialysis Units Framework 06/08/2018 £3.5B
Cabinet Office/CCS Data and Applications Solutions 06/08/2018 £2.9B

£5.5B of contracts expiring before December 2019

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